Meet Our Clients: Milagros de Mexico

In 2015, The City of Oakland and Main Street Launch (formerly OBDC) partnered to launch the Oakland Business Sustainability Program.  The Oakland Business Sustainability Program offers a comprehensive, integrated mix of services to support businesses along the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Route.  The technical assistance part of the Oakland Business Sustainability Program is provided…

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Retirement savings for small business

Running a small business is expensive, and meeting the obligations of vendors, employees, and paying yourself can make benefits like retirement savings seem too much for your expense line.  We know that small business workers have the least access to retirement plans than any other employed group.  There’s a solution that will now allow small…

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Thanks for coming to our happy hour!

On Wednesday, April 13, Main Street Launch and Veteran Launch hosted a networking event for our small business clients to connect with each other and with our team. The event was hosted at the veteran-owned, Oakland-based business Spice Monkey.   Spice Monkey is one of our clients, located at 1628 Webster Street in Oakland. Owner…

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Meet Our Clients: Artesanias Mexicanas El Sol

Main Street Launch’s Oakland Business Sustainability Program offers Central and East Oakland businesses impacted by the upcoming Bus Rapid Transit construction business advising and small business capital to help their businesses develop growth strategies during the construction period and thrive by taking advantage of the new opportunities this project will bring.  Artesanias Mexicanas El Sol is…

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Oakland and San Francisco Small Business Weeks

Main Street Launch (formerly OBDC Small Business Finance) is thrilled to be sponsoring events at both Oakland and San Francisco Small Business Weeks this May.  We hope to see you there!   Shop Small Saturday, May 7 in Oakland Click here for a flyer to post in your Oakland-based business for Small Business Saturday on…

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